New ARC Research reveals Collaborative Robots Gaining Traction in Manufacturing


Collaborative robots, or “cobots,” are gaining significant traction in manufacturing by providing a safe and easy-to-program option

Increasing demand for easy-to-use, low-cost modular cobots.
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New ARC Advisory Group research on the Collaborative Robots Market reveals that collaborative robots, or “cobots,” are gaining significant traction in manufacturing by providing a safe and easy-to-program option to enable robots and human workers to work side-by-side safely and efficiently in plants and factories.


“To get the full benefits from human-robot collaboration, manufacturers must develop integrated strategies that combine data analytics, design thinking, anthropological workflow design, and new partnership ecosystems. Manufacturing and robotics are natural companions, and single-arm robotic installations on a factory floor are very popular,” says Rajkumar Paira, Senior Analyst at ARC Advisory Group and key author of ARC’s Collaborative Robots Global Market Research .


An emerging market trend is intelligent robots with integrated vision guidance and enhanced sensors that are more adaptable and IoT-enabled to collaborate with human workers. There is also an increasing demand, particularly among electronics manufacturers, for easy-to-use, low-cost modular cobots to perform simple assembly tasks that do not require high precision.


This ARC research explores current market performance and related technology and business trends, identifies leading technology suppliers, and provides five-year global forecasts for the collaborative robots market. This new research is based on ARC’s industry-leading market research database, extensive primary and secondary research, and proprietary economic modelling techniques. The research includes competitive analysis, plus five-year market forecasts by industry, revenue category, product segmentation, application, and customers.


Paul Miller, ARC Advisory Group


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